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Book Review: You Need A Manifesto

You Need A Manifesto book cover. Pink, with green spine and black text.

 

You Need A Manifesto

– Charlotte Burgess-Auburn and Stanford d.School –

Ten Speed Press

Published 4 October 2022

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You Need A Manifesto is my favourite of the d.School Guides that I have read so far. If you are interested in directing your creativity, narrowing down your vision or just putting into writing your thoughts about your future, I highly recommend You Need A Manifesto.

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Book Review: LEGO in Focus

LEGO In Focus: Explore the Miniature World of LEGO Photography

– LEGO –

Chronicle Books

Published 4 October 2022

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LEGO, such versatile stuff. And a book featuring LEGO  makes such a beautiful coffee table book, glossy photos into another world. There are lots of beautiful books that feature LEGO creations. Beautiful LEGO is one of my favs and now LEGO in Focus is right there with it.

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Book Review: LEGO Heroes

 

LEGO Heroes: LEGO Builders Changing Our World – One Brick At A Time

– Graham E. Hancock –

Chronicle Books

Published 16 May 2023

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I am a massive fan of LEGO, the LEGO story and how play is integral to both. We all know that LEGO can be used in many different ways and as creatively as your imagination allows, but did you know that LEGO can help make a prosthetic arm or rebuild a reef? Continue reading

Book Review: Think Like A Goat

 

Think Like A Goat: The Wildly Smart Ways Animals Communicate, Cooperate and Innovate

– Lisa Deresti Betik and Alexander Mostov (ill.) –

Kids Can Press

Published 3 October 2023

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Many people probably think that innovation and creativity is exclusively a human thing. They’d be wrong. Animals are highly innovative. Think Like A Goat invites readers to discover just how creative the animals around us are.

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Book Review: Creating Superfans

 

Creating Superfans: How To Turn Your Customers Into Lifelong Advocates

– Brittany Hodak –

Page Two

Published 10 January 2023

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I am always on the lookout for books that I can apply to my school library and improving services for our users. Creating Superfans is all about brand awareness and ensuring your service brings people back again and again.

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Book Review: Wild Things

 

Wild Things: How We Learn To Read and What Can Happen If We Don’t

– Sally Rippin –

Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing

Published 21 September 2022

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Wild Things is a book all teachers, librarians and parents should read. Sally Rippin writes with candour and honesty as she draws upon her knowledge as a writer, her research into reading and literacy, and her experience learning to understand her son’s dyslexia and ADHD and his challenges in the school system that failed to support his learning needs.

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Book Review: The Young Entrepreneur

 

 

The Young Entrepreneur: How To Start A Business While You’re Still A Student

– Swish Goswami and Quinn Underwood  –

Kogan Page

Published 31 May 2022

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The Young Entrepreneur delivers exactly what it promises – an entirely practical guide to starting your own business. This is the perfect overview of entrepreneurial thinking and approaches, with examples drawn from the authors’ own experiences.

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Book Review: The Joy of Reading

 

The Joy of Reading

– Donalyn Miller and Teri S. Lesesne –

Heinemann Educational Books

Published 29 April 2022

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As a reader and librarian, I know firsthand the joy of reading. I also know how hard it is to sometimes impart that joy to my students. How do I truly capture everything reading does and is and convince those reluctant readers to take the plunge. In The Joy of Reading, Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne bring decades of experience to highlight the importance of reading joy and how teachers can support this joy.

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Book Review: Get What You Want

 

Get What You Want: How To Go From Unseen To Unstoppable

– Julie Solomon –

HarperCollins Leadership

Published 7 June 2022

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It’s funny how much stigma there is around wanting something and working towards it. When I mentioned to someone that I was reading a book called Get What You Want their reaction was surprise and slight confusion, maybe even distaste. Why would you read that? I love that this book is so open about working towards what you want and being okay about that. It’s okay to want something and say you want something.

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